APS Baseball All-Stars Battle Cobb County in Third Annual L.E.A.D. All-Star Baseball Classic

2018 LEAD All-Star Baseball Classic
The L.E.A.D. (Launching Exposing Advising Directing) All-Star Baseball Classic was the first high school baseball game played in the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park. APS All-Stars will face the Cobb County All-Stars in the third annual edition of the game, Friday at 3 p.m., at SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Public Schools All-Star Baseball Team, comprised of more than 20 of the city’s best high school baseball players, will face the Cobb County All-Stars in the Third Annual L.E.A.D. All-Star Baseball Classic at SunTrust Park, Friday at 3 p.m. The game is free for all spectators.

Two years ago, the inaugural L.E.A.D. Classic was played at Turner Field, and featured the APS East All-Stars vs. the West All-Stars. Last year, the game was changed to a contest between APS All-Stars and a team of all-stars from Cobb County Schools. The annual contest became the first high school baseball game played at the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park.

L.E.A.D., which stands for Launching, Exposing, Advising, and Directing, is a non-profit organization which seeks to use baseball as a tool to empower at-risk youth, particularly African-American males, to become thriving adults who will lead and transform Atlanta for the better.

Click here to check out a video of the APS All-Stars in a practice session. Here is a look at the team:

School Player Pos. Accolades
North Atlanta Brett Roberts SS 1st team all-region;
Team leader in homers (5)
and in slugging percentage (.772)
North Atlanta Ike Mundy OF/DH 2nd team all-region
North Atlanta Tyler Israel OF/P 2nd team all-region, team leader
in fielding percentage (1.000)
 South Atlanta Joshua Browning SS/3B  6-AA Player of the Year;
All-Region 1st Team-SS
South Atlanta Kalum Banks, Jr. 2B/3B/1B  6-AA Pitcher of the Year,
All-Region 1st Team-P
 Maynard Jackson Miles Jackson Catcher  1st Team All-Region
Maynard Jackson Brandon Ingram OF  2nd Team All Region
Maynard Jackson Sam Katz 1B/P  2nd Team All Region
 BEST Academy Jalen Reardon 3B/SS/P 6-AA 1st-Team 3rd Base and
2nd  Team Pitcher
 Booker T Washington Zy’Koabi Randolph 2B  
 Therrell Tj Pittman SS All region 1st team,
team leader in stolen bases (36)
 Therrell Jahzir Brown P/C All region 1st team
 Carver Antonio Pierce Inf  
 Mays Jarrod Rome 3B Mays MVP/ Big Bat Award,
team leader in RBI (28)
KAC Leo Blackburn OF/P  
Grady  Ben Lepik  C/3B .433 batting average leads
the team
Grady  Caleb Maloof  1B  
Douglass Titus Carter  P/C  
    Pitchers  
School Player Pos. Accolades
North Atlanta Narada Monge LHP Throws in the mid-upper 80s,
team leader in strikeouts (33)
North Atlanta Foster Olson LHP Suwannee Commit
North Atlanta Wiley Hartley RHP Team closer,
leader in ERA (.75)
Therrell Jahzir Brown RHP Team leader in wins (5)
Mays Avantae Lupoe LHP  

 

 

 

 

 

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